PiCluster 2.3 is out!

PiCluster aims to provide an easy-to-use solution to manage your Docker containers. A lot of work has gone into development over the past several months and  I am pleased to announce PiCluster 2.3! Let’s take a look at what is new in this release.

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Monitoring Your PiCluster with Elasticsearch and Kibana

PiCluster is a simple way to manage Docker containers on multiple hosts. It will work on x86 or ARM CPU architectures that can run Docker and Node.js. PiCluster 2.3 will be out soon and I wanted to share the exciting new Elasticsearch integration currently in the dev branch.  Traditionally, PiCluster had the ability to store its log output in Elasticsearch. Starting in PiCluster 2.3, node metrics such as disk, cpu, and memory utilization is stored also. With this ability, users can easily view their host metrics over time.

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Go Serverless with new PiCluster 2.2

I am pleased to introduce the new release of PiCluster! In PiCluster 2.2, there is now support to deploy functions! With this new feature, applications can spin up containers themselves and retrieve data from the PiCluster server. Let’s explore how this works.

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Functions-as-a-Service coming to PiCluster 2.2

In PiCluster 2.2, there is now support to deploy functions! With this new feature, applications can spin up containers themselves and retrieve data from the PiCluster server. Let’s explore how this works.

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Cloud Explorer 11 is out!

Cloud Explorer is a powerful Amazon S3  client with unique features. In case you missed it, I was able to talk about it briefly on Coder Radio.  One thing that I forgot to mention is that a new release is coming! I am pleased to announce version 11 of Cloud Explorer! This release contains a lot of bug fixes and enhancements. I am always looking for feedback. If you have suggestions, please file an issue on the GitHub page.

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Watch PiCluster in Action!

PiCluster is a simple way to manage Docker containers on multiple machines. The video below is the first demonstration of PiCluster and provides a sneak peek of a few features coming in v2.1.

My Interview about PiCluster on Coder Radio

I was very happy to have been interviewed on CoderRadio! We had a great discussion on how PiCluster started and programming in general. I like that I was able to talk about my life’s work in open source. We discussed how I started my first project MephistoBackup and how hard it is to get community involvement in an open source project.  This blog was also featured and I explained what linux-toys.com is all about. Finally,  I was able to talk about my other main Project Cloud Explorer and the exciting features that it has.

I embedded the interview in this post so you can watch it easily here or on YouTube.

Thank you JupiterBroadcasting for having me on CoderRadio. I was always a big fan of the network.  Their wonderful content helped me get back into Linux in their early days with the Linux Action Show. Their shows are very inspirational and I hope that you will also learn a lot about the Linux ecosystem and become a fan.

Announcing PiCluster 2.0 – Even Better Container Management

I am pleased to announce PiCluster version 2.0!  In case you are unfamiliar with PiCluster, it is a container management tool written in Node.js used to manage Docker containers.  It has been a long journey this past year coming up with new features and trying to community involvement. In this post, I will go over the contributions that the community has made for this release and discuss the exciting new feature:  automatic container failover to different hosts.

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